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The Resource The vanishing American adult : our coming-of-age crisis--and how to rebuild a culture of self-reliance, Ben Sasse

The vanishing American adult : our coming-of-age crisis--and how to rebuild a culture of self-reliance, Ben Sasse

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The vanishing American adult : our coming-of-age crisis--and how to rebuild a culture of self-reliance
Title
The vanishing American adult
Title remainder
our coming-of-age crisis--and how to rebuild a culture of self-reliance
Statement of responsibility
Ben Sasse
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In an age of safe spaces, trigger warnings, and political upheaval, America's kids are getting some bad ideas--and adults are not doing enough to redirect them. Most importantly they are not helping them build the scar tissue that is the foundation of character. Many of the coming-of-age rituals that have defined the American experience since the Founding--learning the the value of work, leaving home to start a family, becoming economically self-reliant--are being delayed or skipped entirely. The statistics are daunting: a third of all 18- to 34-year-olds live with their parents and most kids over 13 are spending more than 60 percent of their waking hours consuming media. From these various phenomena, U.S. senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska, who as president of a Midwestern college observed the trials of this generation up close, sees an existential threat to the American way of life. In The Vanishing American Adult, Sasse diagnoses the reasons that this generation can't grow up and offers a path for raising children to become active, engaged citizens. He identifies core experiences for all young people to pursue and parents to encourage--working hard to appreciate the benefits of labor, traveling to understand deprivation and want, building a personal library for exposure to new ideas, and nurturing physical health to develop discipline"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sasse, Benjamin E
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ799.97.U5
LC item number
S27 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adulthood
  • Young adults
  • Self-reliance
  • Adulthood
  • Self-reliance
  • Young adults
  • United States
Label
The vanishing American adult : our coming-of-age crisis--and how to rebuild a culture of self-reliance, Ben Sasse
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Stranded in Neverland -- From little citizens to baby Einsteins -- More school isn't enough -- Flee age segregation -- Embrace work pain -- Consume less -- Travel to see -- Build a bookshelf -- Make America an idea again -- Postscript: why this wasn't a policy book -- Afterword: Teddy Roosevelt, from the grave to twitter
Control code
ocn980600284
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781250114402
Lccn
2017005552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1735146
  • (OCoLC)980600284
Label
The vanishing American adult : our coming-of-age crisis--and how to rebuild a culture of self-reliance, Ben Sasse
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Stranded in Neverland -- From little citizens to baby Einsteins -- More school isn't enough -- Flee age segregation -- Embrace work pain -- Consume less -- Travel to see -- Build a bookshelf -- Make America an idea again -- Postscript: why this wasn't a policy book -- Afterword: Teddy Roosevelt, from the grave to twitter
Control code
ocn980600284
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781250114402
Lccn
2017005552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1735146
  • (OCoLC)980600284

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